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EMERGICON Staff Prepares for Company-wide Team Building!

EMERGICON staff will be taking a quick break this week for a company-wide excursion to experience an “escape room.”

In an effort to further encourage the objective of working as a team, escape rooms were chosen as a team building exercise for this quarter. Players in the escape rooms must think together to solve a common goal: escaping. Players will have 60 minutes to solve the task at hand and win the game. Escape rooms help build problem-solving skills and creativity, as well as serve as a motivator to work with other members of your team to achieve a common goal.

EMERGICON believes that team building exercises are an important part of furthering the culture and vision of our company, while also furthering the family dynamic felt throughout the company.

EMERGICON Presents Check to Freer Volunteer Fire Department

We were very honored and excited to present a check for $3,000 to the Freer Volunteer Fire Department this morning. Last month, EMERGICON staff began a company-wide fundraiser that included bake sales, drink sales and raffles to benefit the small volunteer fire department. EMERGICON staff raised $1,500, which was matched 100% by EMERGICON Corporate. EMERGICON desires to raise awareness and funds to support volunteer fire departments throughout the state of Texas who graciously give their time to serve these small communities.

Pictured L to R: Tim McIntosh, Port Aransas EMS and Brant Stovall, EMERGICON presented the check to Linda Finney, Freer V.F.D. Some EMERGICON staff members were able to join the presentation via video conference.

Learn more about the Freer Volunteer Fire Department and the community they serve.

EMERGICON Launches Fundraiser for Freer Volunteer Fire Department

EMERGICON endeavors to raise funds and awareness for struggling volunteer fire departments. Staff members have begun a company-wide fundraiser for Freer Volunteer Fire Department.  We are having bake sales, drink sales, and have even gathered items for a raffle in an attempt to raise money for the small Volunteer Fire Department. EMERGICON Corporate has agreed to match whatever funds are raised!

About Freer Volunteer Fire Department

Freer Volunteer Fire Department is a small department with approximately 35 volunteers all vowing to do the best they can for their small community in Duval County, Texas. The first oil well in Texas was drilled in Freer in 1860, a year after the discovery in Titusville, Pennsylvania, but it was unproductive. In 1907, oil was again discovered in Duval County, six years after Spindletop near Beaumont.

One of the more well known attractions to Freer, Texas is their Annual Rattlesnake Roundup typically held in the month of April each year.

A few notable people that came from Freer, Texas are:

  • Jim Acker, MLB Pitcher from 1983 – 1992 player
  • Steve McMichael, UT Longhorn standout and professional football player for the NFL’s 1985 Bears
  • Paul Sadler, Texas politician, born in Freer in 1955
  • Buddy Temple (D), a lumber magnate from Lufkin and former member of the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Railroad Commission; operated a ranch near Freer.

Where to Stay During Education By The Sea

Hotels are now accepting reservations!

Book now, space is limited!

Be sure to mention you are attending “Education By The Sea”  for special pricing!

Amelias Landing | Rates starting at $71.95/night
Call and speak to Mary and mention “Education By The Sea” for this rate.
361-749-5572
Alister Square Inn | Rates starting at $80/night
Mention “Education by the Sea” for this rate!
361-749-3000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Western | Rates starting at $129/night
Call Gerry and ask for the house discount, be sure to mention “Education By The Sea” for this rate!
361-749-3010